MM010:
Tools and cyber-infrastructure for microbial omics studies


Session ID#: 25263

Session Description:
Biological oceanography is increasingly reliant on molecular, “omics” research tools, which offer new insights into the microbial base of the marine ecosystems and opportunities to develop new hypotheses. However, the rapidly increasing scale and complexity of omics studies presents major challenges to existing analytical tools, data management practices, and cyber-infrastructure for individual projects, organizations, and the international research community. New solutions are also needed for a more effective integration of omics data with other forms of oceanographic measurements to advance biogeochemical research programs. This session aims to bring together presentations that inform about new ideas and solutions to these challenges.
Primary Chair:  Ramunas Stepanauskas, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States
Co-chairs:  Paul Berube, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and Steven Biller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Index Terms:
Cross-Topics:
  • B - Biodiversity
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • OD - Ocean Data Management
  • PE - Pelagic Ecosystems
    *Use ME: Marine Ecosystems*

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Maria Pachiadaki1, Julia M Brown1, Joseph M Brown2, Paul Berube3, Steven Biller3, Sallie W Chisholm4 and Ramunas Stepanauskas1, (1)Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cambridge, MA, United States
Benjamin Bolduc1, Ken Youens-Clark2, Simon Roux3, Bonnie L Hurwitz4 and Matthew B Sullivan1, (1)Ohio State University, Microbiology, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)Joint Genome Institute, CA, United States, (4)University of Arizona, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Tucson, AZ, United States
Benjamin Bolduc, Ohio State University Main Campus, United States
Connor Morgan-Lang, University of British Columbia, Bioinformatics, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Kishori Konwar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, United States and Steven James Hallam, University of British Columbia, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Harriet Alexander and Titus Brown, University of California Davis, Population Health and Reproduction, Davis, CA, United States
Eric Collins, University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Bonnie L Hurwitz1, John Hartman2, Illyoung Choi2, Matthew D Bomhoff1 and Ken Youens-Clark3, (1)University of Arizona, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Computer Science, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)University of Arizona, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Tucson, AZ, United States